Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life Trailer

It’s no secret that Terrence Malick’s last few narrative films have divided critics and alienated audiences as they became progressively less structured and more improvisational in nature. For his next project, however, he supposedly made a conscious attempt to get back on slightly more solid ground while also working with a new cinematographer (Jörg Widmer). A Hidden Life is based on the life of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer who became a conscientious objector during WWII, refusing to fight for the Nazis. The movie features the final performances from both Michael Nyqvist and Bruno Ganz and it earned positive reviews coming out of Cannes. Could this put him back in awards season contention for the first time since A Tree of Life? A Hidden Life hits select theatres on Dec. 13th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.

Around the Web:

  • Thurston

    Christ almighty…the cinematography is so beautiful. Jörg Widmer is the real deal huh?!

  • Fideliolioli

    It looks great – except for the wide-angle lens obsession that Malick has lately. It’s so distractingly self-conscious. I think the last film he made without those lenses was “The Thin Red Line”.

  • Facebook User

    I f’n hate Malick’s films – Thin Redline being a rare exception – but this looks interesting.

  • Newtman98

    Definitely a prequel to Inglorious Basterds.

  • Beat_C

    so it’s set in germany and the actors are german – but speak english? what a bad decision.